Well now that The Walking Dead is on hiatus for a couple months I have to come up with a few other things to write about. This website is actually getting some traffic now, which is pretty surprising with every newspaper in the country apparently doing recaps and commentary on each episode. I mean how is some lowly webmaster supposed to compete with paid writers from major newspapers? By channeling my inner geek and digging out my Walking Dead Comic books, that’s how. How many of them actually read the comic book, or even knew the “The Walking Dead” existed before AMC?
Ok I know I mention stuff that is different from the comic book all the time but bear with me, there isn’t going to be an episode for a while and I need to keep this site going.
This second season started with group traveling on the highway and getting caught in a traffic jam, which in turn leads them to the events which brings them to the Herschel Farm. In the comic book they are on the road but before they get to the Herschel farm they run into Tyreese along with his teenage daughter and her boyfriend. Tyreese is not in the show at least not yet. I am kind of wondering if T-dog and Daryl are sort of Tyreese split into two characters. In the comic Tyresse is a black ex-football player who ends up hooking up with Carol and is pretty bad ass when it comes to killing the “walkers”. In the show it looks like Daryl is hooking up with Carol and is kind of bad ass and well. T-Dog is black and has a name that starts with “T”, kind of a reach maybe.
Along the way they find what they think is a deserted housing development called “Wiltshire Estates” and camp out in it. Long story short it’s full of zombies and Donna gets eaten. This “Wiltshire Estates” is pretty much exactly like the development Shane took Andrea to in the show when she is learning to shoot. Also this is where Andrea and Dale hook up, also Andrea is younger in the comic, Dale is fatter and not a clown like in the show.
Andrea is much different in the comic although she is kind of becoming more like her comic version in the last couple episodes. In the comic she learned to shoot after Amy died and never went through the suicidal dysfunctional period that is in the show. In fact in the comic this other character Donna’s husband gets all fatalistic after Donna’s death and Andrea jumps on him for being weak and self centered.
When they get to Herschel’s farm there are more people there in the comic then in the show, there is Lacey, Arnold, Rachael and Susie. Also Glen was actually trying to hookup with Carol before Tyreese swept her away in the comic.